MLS Court Report Journal

We are delighted to announce the launch of the MLS Court Reports Journal as a brand-new benefit of your MLS membership.   This new journal is launched in partnership with our friends at Legal RSS and will provide a summary of recent court reports which we hope will be an invaluable addition to your own […]


Damages Claims Live Service – defendant response journey update

HMCTS advises that on Thursday 2 June 2022 the Civil Procedure Rules will be updated to state that solicitors responding to claims for damages issued via the Damages Claims Portal (DCP) must respond using the DCP.   Please find below links to further information and guidance in preparation for this: Defendant mandation communication letter FAQs […]


Law Society campaign briefing: The future of criminal legal aid

The Law Society are calling for your help to support our campaign for the future of criminal legal aid. As you may know, the Government published its response to the Independent Review of Criminal Legal Aid in March. The proposals fall far short of what is needed to secure the future of our criminal legal […]


Changing Times: Opportunities for International Growth for Law Firms

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022 Times: 10:00 – 11:00 Venue: Online Get in touch: DIT Yorkshire The Department for International Trade (DIT) and the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) invite Northern Powerhouse (NPH) law firms to share insights into winning international business and have a say about how businesses are supported. The event theme is […]


Mind the Gap with Sue James: Access to Justice in the North West

  Greater Manchester Law Centre (GMLC) invites you to join them at a public meeting to discuss how they can support individuals and communities across Greater Manchester and the North West to access legal advice. The event will take place on Thursday 19th May at 6pm at Thompsons Offices on Central Manchester.   Speakers invited: […]


Advice from the Law Society on using MyHMCTS portal

When using the portals, it is essential that users select their own firm (and any firm represented by the other party) by using the ‘search for an organisation’ function. Users can only search for organisations already registered with HMCTS.  Only one address can be registered for an organisation (for a multi office firm this may […]


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Manchester Legal Awards Shortlist Announced

Thank you to everyone who entered the Manchester Legal Awards this year! We had a fabulous response, and the judges had a tough time marking all the entries! Congratulations to all those that made the shortlist, which is now available below: Business Support Champion/s of the Year  Charlotte Dixon, Mills & Reeve  Laura West, Anthony […]


New newsletter sponsor Shard Capital

  We are delighted to introduce our new weekly newsletter sponsor for the next 12 months, Shard Capital. Learn about who they are and how you can work together below.       ABOUT Shard Capital is a leading wealth manager offering investment, dealing, and capital market services to private, corporate and institutional clients. Founded […]


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